Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

Ann Arbor, US
348 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author
tegel Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 12th Jan 2005
Mon 26-Nov-12 04:00 AM

After recently purchasing the 300mm f/4, I decided that I had reached my limit on what I am willing to carry/spend on my photo adventures. In the never ending quest for more reach, I decided to try the V1 and am very pleased with the results. On a recent trip to Florida to shoot birds, I decided to leave the D700 at home and packed up the V1, FT1 mount, 300mm f/4 (with TC1.4 attached), and a 70-200mm f/2.8 VR (along with 10-30mm CX lens for snapshots). It all fit comfortably into a Think Tank Streetwalker backpack with tripod attached and was quite manageable.

I've posted some samples and would be interested in comments/feedback/impressions: https://images.nikonians.org/galleries/showgallery.php?cat=23655

Limitations/Tradeoffs: Getting birds in flight can be a challenge due to the AF limitations when using the FT1, but the alternative is to lug around the big/expensive glass. I did get a few decent action shots, but they were not quite as sharp as the stills. In the future I see myself still using the D700 for most shots, but for when that extra reach is needed, it's good to know I can (literally) pull the V1 out of my pocket to get there with good results!

Ann Arbor, MI

Visit my Nikonians gallery.